Did you notice, bigotry, racism, and the war on women doesn’t exist on the right, it’s all a liberal creation to silence and crush conservatives. Everything opposed by Republicans is really not debatable.
No matter what liberal Americans do or say, they are dismissed as “the left.” You know, the “other.”
Charles Krauthammer just provided us with a bright shining example of dismissiveness, projection and a not so subtle reinforcement of just who the master-Americans really are. Ripping into a ridiculous petition to ban all anti-global warming commentary from the NY Times, Krauthammer envisions the roll out of the progressive totalitarian state.
Be amazed at the incredible projection, where conservatives continue to defend themselves against their own “unpleasant impulses, by denying their existence in themselves, while attributing them to others." This is one of the most under-reported of Republicans characteristics , and an important revealing insight into how they think and what they want:
It perfectly illustrated my argument that the Left is entering a new phase of ideological agitation — no longer trying to win the debate but stopping debate altogether, banishing from public discourse any and all opposition. The proper word for that attitude is totalitarian. It declares certain controversies over and visits serious consequences — from social ostracism to vocational defenestration — upon those who refuse to be silenced.
Oh, you mean like climate change doesn't exist? Or that the war on poverty is a failure? Or that supply side economics works? Those controversies are over, right? Krauthammer then suggests that the “herding cats party” mindlessly follows their leader, “King” Obama:
Sometimes the word comes from on high, as when the president of the United States declares the science of global warming to be “settled.” Anyone who disagrees is then branded “anti-science.” And better still, a “denier” — a brilliantly chosen calumny meant to impute to the climate skeptic the opprobrium normally reserved for the hatemongers and crackpots who deny the Holocaust.
If the name fits…? And yet when faced with the choice of perhaps hedging their bets on climate change, they chose to gamble with everyone lives. Playing it safe is for wimps.
You’ll notice Krauthammer’s attempt to rationalize his own insecurities and bigotry, by denouncing those who choose to call a rose, a rose:
Then last week, another outbreak. The newest closing of the leftist mind is on gay marriage. To oppose it is nothing but bigotry, akin to racism. Opponents are to be similarly marginalized and shunned, destroyed personally and professionally.
There’s also a major constitutional question, but that’s not Krauthammer’s point; rights should be decided by the tyranny of the majority.
Did you notice, bigotry, racism, and the war on women doesn't exist on the right, it’s all a liberal creation to silence and crush conservatives. Everything opposed by Republicans is really not debatable. Other unsettling laughable quotes:
Similarly, to question ObamaCare’s mandate of free contraception for all. Or try objecting to the new so-called Paycheck Fairness Act for women, which is little more than a full-employment act for trial lawyers. To bring suit, they need only to show that women make less in that workplace.
But the following really pissed me off, because it flies in the face of what we're hearing from Scott Walker, who dismissed the massive protest and recall election here. Reminds me of the message in the movie, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier:"
But the trend is growing. Oppose the current consensus and you’re a denier, a bigot, a homophobe, a sexist, an enemy of the people. Long a staple of academia, the totalitarian impulse is spreading. What to do? Defend the dissenters, even if — perhaps, especially if — you disagree with their policy. It is — it was? — the American way.
If you still buy that climate change (global warming) garbage, you better start looking into the geoengineering.ReplyDelete
Check out Dane Wiggington.
"The left" is in for a very rude awakening. Too bad they have their heads so far down in the sand to see anything clearly.
Well clearly in Krauthammer-world the problem with the massive protests at the Capitol is precisely that they were massive, and therefore were clearly meant to silence the voices of the brave minority huddled in the Legislative chambers (also in certain offices, hidden passageways and Metro buses). In other words (and demented logic), the crowds didn't really have anything to say (despite all those signs), they were just there to shut down debate (which is to say, the Republican side of the debate, because the other side was clearly illegitimate and didn't matter). Therefore the protesters had to be ignored because there were too many of them to be ignored because there were too few of them to matter. In short, it was tyranny! The tyranny of the masses! The people must be resisted! Unless they say what Republicans want to hear, of course -- then it's the merely the will of the majority, and common sense, as anyone can see :-)ReplyDelete
But if blip aires want to buy time on the airwaves and lock out others from using that time for their own speech, it's their "freedom " to do so.Delete
And this is the ruling law of the land. Makes me wonder why we're not back in the streets today , and not being as nice as we were in 2011
That's "billionaires" buying air time. Stupid autocorrectDelete
What else CAN he say? He has to come up with something. And if he admits any part of the accusations that GOP has turned into a hate cult, is true, then he would have to identify the hate cult leaders and repudiate them.ReplyDelete
In other words, the tipping point was long ago tipped. The rhetorical extremism of hate and distortions is a house of cards, factually, remove just one (such as Benghazi) and the whole thing falls. If they lied 81,287 times about Benghazi, they distorted everything.
This same dynamic of extreme rhetoric we have seen before, in 1850s. As the rhetoric defending the spread (yes spread) of slavery reached absurd levels, no rational balance was possible. God ordained slavery and even the torture of slaves, blacks were not human persons, literally NOT persons, said Southerners on US Supreme Court in Dred Scott, but inferior beings. They were ordained to be enslaved said Davis and Vice President Stephens.
How do you walk that back? You can't. Too bad we do not teach what Southern leaders boasted of at the time, we should.
The rhetoric by hate mongers precede and lead to violence and wars. This will not be pretty. Krauthammer has no choice to join the extremist. If he does less, he becomes an enemy.